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tmarieOct. 02, 2015 - 03:08PM JST
@Tmarie. Name one. Name the sexist comment.
HOw about this one - ** Girls are raised to believe they are perfect...**
No? How about Boys compete; we play sports...
Or how about Girls, on the other had, perform; they play the piano, dance or sing and everyone regardless of talent/ability gets a ribbon and is equally perfect and wonderful and great.
Nah? This one? The result is that boys are often "no" and "you're not good enough" at an early age and girls are not.
I 100% support men needing more help in DV situations, 100% agree that men need shelters. I 100% disagree that you believe girls are raised to believe they are perfect, not compete and not play sports. I also disagree with your views on women because you post speaks loud and clear how you feel about women in general and frankly your attitude for someone involved with a shelter is frightening.
Your comments are rather interesting considering women suffer from higher depression rates, more eating disorders and lower self confidence.
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tmarieOct. 02, 2015 - 01:09PM JST
Wow Sam, you certainly have made a lot of sexist comments for a man who works with a shelter.
tmarieOct. 02, 2015 - 01:06PM JST
Granted Hashimoto has his failings, but he also exposed quite a lot of Osaka City's dirty laundry and tried to tackle it. Before him, some city workers collected 10 million yen a year paycheck for simply guiding the traffic for 5 hours a day and city bus drivers average salary was over 7 million yen - number far apart from their private sector counterparts. A newspaper company had a cushy golden parachuting position in the Osaka's underground mall which is 51 % owned by Osaka City with an annual salary of 18 million yen. This last one might still be going on. I don't think it's fair to dismiss him as just some kind of crazed political moron. After he leaves I tend to feel that Osaka City will revert to its former self where vested interests sucked the city coffer and old guards again will have their merry way.
Dirty laundry like his own? Father of the year award while cheating on his pregnant wife with a cosplay hostess? Let's not forget the illegal surverys about tats, the closing of daycares and libraries, the millions spent on lighting up Midosuji, demanding the Human Rights Museum remove anyting that makes Japan look bad. Yes, grandstanding to a right wing Anti-Korean nut job is great - oh let's not forget he's supposedly part Korean which could explain why he did what he did. His comments about Japan needing a dictator, his comments about not asking him about his kids as looking after them is his wife's job...
Even a murder, rapist, child abuser... is kind sometimes.
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tmarieSep. 30, 2015 - 11:51AM JST
I agree that this has never been strictly enforced when it comes to foreigners, but what is the actual source of authority for claiming that it only applies to Japanese?
Perhaps because so many married foreigners do not share the same last name as their Japanese spouse? I know I don't. I was under the impression that it was really forced on locals until/unless they had a child. I have heard of cases where city hall has refused to issue birth registration until both parents have the same last name. It's BS and this law needs to go away. As does the "two name only" rule.
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tmarieSep. 30, 2015 - 11:47AM JST
yes. Which was way lower than the other countries mentioned in the article. If only I could find that article now. And taking care doesn't mean that they are dealing with family that are seriously poorly off. Anything from taking a parent to the doctor's counts as "taking care". For all the "we take care of our family" jazz people spout, it is rather far from the reality of what happens here.
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tmarieSep. 29, 2015 - 03:53PM JST
Guess you missed my comment about doing a poll to find out eh?
tmarieSep. 29, 2015 - 03:29PM JST
'm not so sure. In my experience, younger men want their wives to stay home as much as old men do.
Then we clearly have very different experiences because nearly all of the young men I know whom I've talked about this with are hoping their wives continue working/future wives work because they fear they can'T support a family on their income.
Of course there is juggling of kids. There is that regardless of who works and who doesn't due to everything folks here seem to think their kids need to do to do well here. SAHM juggle the kids around between kindy, piano, eikaiwa, juku...
tmarieSep. 29, 2015 - 03:13PM JST
There are those who feel that household & even child-rearing duties are solely the woman's role in the family.
And I am sure if Japan did a poll to find out who actually believes this one would find it is WOMEN and older men. How many young dads do you see in the park with their kids on the weekend with mom? Many. Men really are the victims of this all, not women. They work themselves into early graves because wifey wants her pension and medical paid for by the taxpayers.
Yes, corporate Japan is part of the problem but it's easy to keep men at work and make them do unpaid overtime if they are the only person in the family making enough money to live on. Families I know who have both spouses working seem to have a heck of a lot more time for famiy, themselves... because they don't "have" to stay late and play the silly waiting game here like the majority of men - and a few women - do.
tmarieSep. 29, 2015 - 10:59AM JST
The problem is not wives who are sitting around lazy. It is the extreme pressure on women to be Stepford wives. Non-working mothers are expected to babysit her aging parents and in-laws, prepare perfect meals, do laundry everyday, take a job in her kids PTA (the jobs are surprisingly time consuming in Japan), take a job in her neighborhood (there are time-consuming neighborhood jobs which make all private home ownership feel more like a coop), and not to mention required volunteerism in the form if all day attendance at her child's sporting events. These kinds of social obligations really drive against any passion most women have for a career after marriage.
Now imagine being a working mom with all this pressure. And where is the pressure coming from? Certainly not the men, who are too busy to care if their child has Yokkai Watch characters on their bento. This crap is because these women need a pecking order in their lives and bullying other moms is the way they get it. PTA is created busy work by... SAHM. Working moms certainly aren't suggesting weekly meetings at 10:00 during the weekdays. EVERYTHING you mentioned is your post is created by women. Women who are at home who then expect FT working moms to drop everything and help out. This pits working moms against SAHM. If women WANT to do these things then by all means but forcing others to do it is what is causing this Stepford wives BS to continue. Sadly, until more women are working FT, this will continue.
tmarieSep. 29, 2015 - 09:08AM JST
There really isn't a shortage of daycare for women working FULL TIME in most places. The crying is coming from women who are working PT and under the 1.3 million spouse benefits cap. They would like to have their cake and eat it to in the forms of pension, health care, tax benefits AND sending Taro off to be taken care while they work 10 hours a week. my city is full on them and I know from speaking to many other women that their city is full of them too.
There is also a myth that many are looking after elderly parents. There was an article on here about a year ago that stated that only about 20% are looking after older family members.
What are they doing all day? Well in my area those without kids are either working PT a few hours a few, taking hula times a week and enjoying cake sets. Those with kids usually work PT. Both enjoy the spouse benefits that are paid for by those of us working FT. That includes the working poor and just above the poverty line single moms.
The only way Japan will get women off their bums and serious about working FT is to get rid of the spouse benefit but don't hold your breath on that. Abe and his group would be out of office in minutes if they dared to try.
tmarieSep. 28, 2015 - 11:50AM JST
Hear that woman of Japan. now you too can work 12 hours a day, 6 days a week!
Hear that? The moans of many who get that men wouldn't HAVE to work those hours if women were paid what they were worth and took a more active part in working here. Of course though, Japan would actually have to come to their senses that spending long hours at the office doesn't increase productivity...
tmarieSep. 28, 2015 - 11:19AM JST
Blah blah blah womenomics blah blah blah shine blah blah blah... Change the record Abe as I haven't seen an ounce of change since you've started commenting on this.
If Abe was really keen he would've demanded to know who was the jerk in HIS party who made the comments to that women in the Tokyo meeting last year when she spoke. What did he do? Nothing. No shockers there. Abe can "encourage" as he wants but until punishments are handed out and the old boy's club is still in power women will be nothing less than baby making machines in the eyes of most in his party - and the other ones as well.
tmarieSep. 24, 2015 - 10:58AM JST
She's a liar and a fraud, plain and simple. If her gender or looks have anything to do with her story, it is how she tried to use her looks to charm her way through her fraud and lies.
While I agree with your first part, I think she was used as a scapegoat by many men who were involved because of her gender. Frankly, I also think she was made the face of this "discovery" because of her gender. We all know how bad the ranks of women in science here are. A nice little dolled up chick gets news coverage. Sadly, and while unfair, she has made it harder for women in sciences to be taken seriously.
As for the aging comment, seriously?? THIS is what you're focusing on? Eyeroll.
tmarieAug. 02, 2015 - 09:02AM JST
Based on reports today, Jericho has also been poached and killed. Feed this and other hunters to the lions. I hope this guy loses everything. Sick, deranged and vile.
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tmarieJul. 24, 2015 - 11:56AM JST
The issue isn't walking. The issue is people having their head down and reading their phones or not having any common sense to stop hogging the middle or not walking straight off and stepping to the side to figure out where to go. I have never seen a country where people are so inept at looking around and realising that they're blocking the flow of moving people. I have lost count at how many times I have had to tell people to move once they get to the top of the escalator because they stop and take a nice gander around. Lack of common sense. If there isn't someone with a baton telling folks to shuffle along folks don't just shuffle along. One side for walking, the other for standing. It isn't that hard but many here find it impossible. For a country that goes on about not wanting to cause others meiwaku...
And consumer affairs? Really? Don't they have better things to do?
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tmarieJul. 21, 2015 - 02:52PM JST
Snobbery in terms of "I bought mine in Japan!". Lord knows I hear crap like that with foreigners when discussing shopping and the like.
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tmarieJul. 21, 2015 - 09:12AM JST
Merries are availble in China, but the Chinese figure that the ones made in Japan are better quality.
But are they? I can't help think this is just snobbery.
I think many here take their chances because the laws here are BS when it comes to who is at fault. For all we know Kawano was drunk and walked into the middle of the road suddenly. While in other countries, that would be taken into account. Here? 100% drivers fault so driver bolt hoping never to get caught. We see this with cycling accidents all the time here. Until the laws change about who is at fault, this will continue to happen and people will continue to die. RIP Kawano. What a horrific way to go.
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tmarieJul. 21, 2015 - 09:09AM JST
So like J porn in a J store? I find this funny.
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tmarieJul. 21, 2015 - 09:08AM JST
Flying, 2km? So what? I have lived much closer to yaks and can tell you I certainly didn't think I knew more than others.
And frankly, I think yaks living in the area is a good thing. Less likely to be crime as any idiot would be wise to stay away if they want to rob houses, molest kids...
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